NOTE: Many of these are paid opportunities! Check carefully for application deadlines. They range from mid-fall semester to February for summer internships.
Asian/Asian American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Multiracial or Multiethnic (e.g., Hispanic and Black)
American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Tribally controlled member colleges exchange ideas and information.
ASPIRA Association Inc.
Devoted to the education and leadership development of Latino youth.
Association of Higher Education And Disability
Organization of professionals committed to full participation in higher education for persons with disabilities.
Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
(Formerly the American Association of Hispanic Certified Public Accountants)
Dedicated to enhancing opportunities for Latinos in the accounting, finance, and related professions.
Association for Women in Mathematics
Encourages women in the mathematical sciences.
Black Data Processing Associates
Encourages African-American students to enter the information technology field.
Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education
Prepares Hispanic and other underrepresented minority science and engineering students to achieve academic excellence and professional success through educational and leadership development programs.
Career Opportunities for Students With Disabilities
National advocates for the employment of college students and recent graduates with disabilities.
The GEM Consortium: National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science
Provides opportunities for underrepresented minority students to pursue graduate education.
Prepares undeserved students for leadership positions by placing them in internships with U.S. corporations.
Leadership Education and Development Program in Business
Influences talented minority students to pursue careers in business.
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences
Fosters and promotes the agricultural sciences and related fields among ethnic minorities.
Money Geek Scholarships
Money Geek provides direct access to scholarships geared toward African American student applicants. Over 30 scholarships offer more than $30,000 and many more within the $10,000 range!
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
Seeks to increase the number of minority students enrolled in and graduated from engineering schools.
National Association of Black Accountants
Encourages and assists minority students in entering the accounting profession.
National Association of Black Journalists
Works to expand job opportunities and recruiting activities for African-American students interested in the journalism field.
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
Works to increase recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs.
National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates
Works to improve the recruitment and retention of minorities earning degrees in engineering.
National Black Nurses Association
Provides career center assistance and continuing education for nurses, and scholarships to students pursuing health degrees.
National Council of La Raza
Works toward improving life opportunities, including educational needs and opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
National Hispanic Institute
Provides leadership training for Latino high school and college students.
National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for Hispanic undergraduate and graduate students.
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists & Chemical Engineers
Works to build the number of minorities in the fields of science and engineering. .
National Society of Black Engineers
Seeks to increase minority participation in engineering.
National Society of Black Physicists
Seeks to increase the number of African-Americans in the field of physics.
National Urban League
Supports movements and projects toward enabling African Americans to secure economic self-reliance through education and employment.
Organization of Chinese Americans
Among its objectives, OCA strives to develop leadership and community involvement through organizational and college affiliates throughout the country.
Quality Education for Minorities Network
Works to improve education of African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Mexican Americans,and Puerto Ricans.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science
Encourages Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education in preparation for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Seeks to increase the number of Hispanic professionals and college students in the fields of engineering and science.
Society of Mexican American Engineers & Scientists
Works to increase opportunities for Mexican-Americans in engineering, computer technology, and science.
Society of Women Engineers
Educational service society; serves as an informational center on women in engineering.
United Negro College Fund
African-American higher education assistance organization.
Women in Engineering Programs and Advocates Network
Strives to enhance the success of women in the engineering professions.
Other Diversity Databases/Websites
Some of the organizations below offer scholarships in addition to networking and other information.
The Impact Fellows Program is an intensive six-week summer leadership program seeking to develop young civic-minded leaders interested in working in the Asian Pacific American community in Chicago. The goal of IFP is to develop a pipeline of young leaders who will make an impact in the Asian Pacific American community by becoming aware of social issues and engaged in civic participation.
The Chicago chapter of AAJA offers scholarships/internships each year to college students interested in pursuing a career in journalism. Other opportunities are available at the national level.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the nation's largest Muslim civil rights organization. The organization's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialog, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. Internships at CAIR-Chicago offer students and activists a great opportunity to learn, interact, and grow in a friendly and diverse environment.
APAICS offers fellowships for graduate students in a range of fields. Programs are designed for individuals who are committed to Asian Pacific Islander American communities and who plan to pursue careers in public service. Application deadline: mid February.
Summer Internship Program in Washington, DC. Every summer, APAICS invites college students to experience working in Congress and federal agencies. Interns will receive a total stipend of $2,500. Application deadline: end of January
The APIAVote Internship Program strives to encourage and cultivate young AAPI student leaders to explore a career in the public sector or the political arena. This internship program will also provide hands on experience and training on how to organize and implement voter activities to increase the participation of AAPIs in the electoral process.
CAPAL's scholarships are awarded to outstanding Asian Pacific American students committed to public service and community action. CAPAL Scholars are awarded $2,000 scholarships to support their successful completion of an internship in Washington, DC.
ILP awards internships to help Asian Pacific American college students who will be future leaders better understand the workings of American government. Each ILF Fellow spends eight weeks during the summer working for a federal government agency in Washington, DC. See website or call 202-531-5031.
OCA Internships are in Washington DC at their National Office, Capitol Hill, federal agencies, and non-profits. Most are in the summer but there are some opportunities year-round to learn firsthand about national issues an policies that affect Asian Pacific Americans.
See website or call 202-223-5500.
An educational directory presented by the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland, Japanese American Citizens League, and Organization for Chinese Americans; sponsored by State Farm.